CT COVID Update Effective Jan 18, 2022

Community Transit Colleagues,
Community Transit’s COVID-19 isolation, quarantine and testing policy has been adjusted with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Washington state, and local public health offices. The attached document shows what you need to do if you test positive for COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms, or are considered a close contact to someone who has COVID-19, and when you are required to test.
At this time, Employee Engagement has a limited number of tests available for employees who do not have symptoms, and have been identified as being in close contact with someone who tests positive. If you prefer, you are welcome to use a different testing solution. Please contact your Employee Engagement representative for a test kit. If you do have symptoms, and are a close contact, do not come to base. Instead, go to the testing location/provider of your choice. Community Transit is in the process of acquiring more tests; details to follow.
COVID-19 Symptom, Testing & Quarantine Guide Ver. 2, 01/10/2022
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• A new fever (100.4°F or higher)
• A new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition
• New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition
• A new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition
• New muscle aches (myalgia) that you cannot attribute to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)
• New loss of taste or smell
• Fatigue that you cannot attribute to another health condition
• Congestion or runny nose that cannot be attributed to another health condition
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Other COVID-19 symptoms identified by public health officers
Close Contact
Close contact is someone who was less than 6 feet away from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three individual 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes. An infected person is generally contagious the 2 days before and 5 days after they test positive, regardless of whether masks were worn.
Every home in the U.S. is also eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. You can order tests now so you have them when you need them at https://www.covidtests.gov